ADA — Three Ohio Northern University molecular biology major students recently took part in a new on-campus summer research program.
Sadie VanHorn, Charlotte Wirth and Jordyn Sanner, participated in ONU’s Polar Research Experience Program in Molecular Biology.
The course is a five-week summer research experience in which the students work full-time in an on-campus lab. There is no cost to the students to participate, and they receive a stipend for their work. The course provides students with an opportunity that would make them competitive for other research opportunities, fellowships and graduate schools.
VanHorn, Wirth and Sanner worked at three highly coveted Research Experiences for Undergraduates at Washington University in St. Louis, Harvard University and at Scripps Research Institute in Florida. For 10 to 12 weeks they were paid to do research at higher education institutions that are nationally esteemed for their scientific research programs.
Since the PREP-BM program’s inception four years ago, every participating student who has graduated has gone on to either graduate school or medical school.